The world is drowning in water.
The water table in the Mediterranean Sea has dropped from 4.2 metres below sea level to 1.8 metres, and the water table is rising by about 2 metres every year.
The oceans have become even more acidic and the seas are more than half empty, so it is only a matter of time before we see the consequences.
This is the first of a series of articles on the topic.
Read more: The story of the world’s water table The world has become so thirsty that the oceans have turned to the ocean for drinking water.
But it is not just the oceans that are being polluted.
The sea is also becoming polluted.
When water is pumped through pipes, it is typically mixed with sewage or waste water, which then flows into the sea.
This water is now being injected into the ocean to produce saltwater, a by-product of industrial and agricultural processes.
As the water is released into the water column, it forms a salt pool.
It is not surprising, then, that the saltwater that is now reaching the oceans is being injected deep into the earth.
In the 1970s, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) was the first to recognise that a serious problem was emerging in the world of water.
It estimated that about one-third of the water in the oceans had entered the ocean through industrial activities and was now entering the atmosphere.
The ICPP warned that, as much as 60 per cent of the ocean’s fresh water was being lost to evaporation, a process that can lead to rising temperatures and other climate-related impacts.
A similar situation is unfolding in the atmosphere, with the ICPPS estimating that the global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has increased by about 60 per 100 gigatonnes (gtCO2e) in the last 50 years.
But the main source of the CO2 is still the fossil fuel industry.
By 2050, the ICSP estimates, CO2 concentrations will reach 4.5 gtCO 2e, which is equal to the concentration of carbon dioxide emitted by human activities during the industrial revolution.
This represents a dramatic increase in the amount of CO2 in the air and oceans, a problem that is likely to have dire consequences for humanity in the coming decades.
The global ocean, however, is not the only place that is polluted.
In Europe, water is polluted at a far greater rate than in the rest of the continent, and in South America, it’s worse than anywhere else.
The average annual amount of polluted water in Europe is almost two-thirds of that in South Africa, where the pollution is twice as great, according to a study published in the journal Science.
And water pollution in Europe accounts for a much greater share of the total water lost to sea than in South and Central America, which account for only a fraction of the planet’s total water.
Water is also increasingly being pumped into the oceans to generate CO2.
But this process can be devastating.
The World Health Organization estimates that about 15 per cent to 40 per cent and up to 80 per cent (depending on which country you speak to) of the excess CO2 that has been released into water in recent years has been absorbed into the atmosphere by the oceans.
This has led to significant increases in global average temperatures.
In some places, temperatures are up to 5 degrees Celsius higher than they were at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
And the problem is not only confined to Europe.
Water pollution is also a global problem.
In Japan, for example, the average annual water content of the oceans in 2014 was 1.3 times greater than that of the rivers, lakes and rivers that flow through it.
And that is not all: In Brazil, more than 30 per cent is being released into rivers and lakes, while in South Korea, a water pollution rate of 10 per cent has been recorded.
What can be done?
Many countries around the world are trying to solve this problem.
But in the case of water pollution, the solutions are not necessarily easy.
It would be possible to stop water pollution from occurring, but this would require a huge shift in policy.
For example, water pollution could be reduced if it was made illegal to discharge polluted water into rivers.
And if we stopped the release of CO 2 into the air, we could cut the amount by which the oceans absorb CO2, since it is more than 80 per one per cent, and therefore not enough to be a significant problem.
We could also reduce the amount that is pumped into oceanic sediments, which would also be less than 1 per cent.
But such a policy is far from obvious and may not even be practical.
Water scarcity could also be a solution.
In India, where there are over 20 million people and the population is growing, the country is facing water scarcity, which has led farmers to rely on groundwater for water.
This situation may not change drastically in the next